Ben

  • I hope to “officially” return soon…. 😀

    @Robert: Thank you!  Looks like the last 5 star admiral retired in 1949!  🙂

  • Ben replied to the topic The eBay Sales thread in the forum Pirates CSG 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I probably got my wires crossed on the Delusion/Baochuan then..they were all from the same seller, right?

    I think so, though I deleted them from my watch list.

    Do you mean you see the Celtic Fury posted in the $60-100 range for Buy it Now?  I rarely see that one go that high in bidding.

    Extreme patience (along with being a super active and…[Read more]

  • No guarantees I’ll be able to get on here in the next few days, so if not, I’ll be back hopefully in March or April!  😀

  • Ben replied to the topic The eBay Sales thread in the forum Pirates CSG 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I think the Zeus went for around 90$, and surprisingly the Delusion sold for more than a Baochuan both between 20-40 I think.

    Wow, I actually did start watching those before I left or something.  I’m seeing the Delusion for $23.50 and the Baochuan for $27.26, but maybe we’re looking at different auctions.

    Unless I missed one, these are the last…[Read more]

  • Only two votes in but the deadline is up….

    Congratulations to Piranha for making it into the Pirates CSG Hall of Fame!

    (If you’re not familiar with him, here’s the podcast episode we made!)

  • @Randy: Nice!  Very different take on the abilities.  Nice flavor text.  🙂  Thanks for making that!  Indeed, any day now could be my last “back” online.

  • Time to vote is almost up!

  • Here’s my first attempt at this since possibly 2011…  🙂

    Captain Randy
    Faction: Pirate
    Point Value: 7
    Ability: Captain. Reroll. Spanish crew can use their abilities on this ship.
    Link: Las Vegas

    Flavor: The leader of a new band of pirates that have mysteriously arrived via a New World desert land, Captain Randy’s enthusiasm is matched by few…[Read more]

  • Ben replied to the topic Pirates CSG League in the forum Pirates CSG 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Only 10 since I don’t think anyone will be able to fit more than 10 ships into a 60 point fleet, taking crew into consideration.

    OK, I thought you meant that all players would pick from a pool of only 10 ships when there are hundreds that exist.

    Maybe the first season, no ban list.  If things got boring or predictable with BC/CJS/events, those co…[Read more]

  • Zipping through the latest posts here… glad there are a bunch!  😀

    Benicio de la Tortuga seems too expensive.  I don’t think Royal Officer is a great ability, and he would probably be fine at 2-3 points.  Love his linked ship though.

    I think Capitán Guillermo del Nero could come down to 10-11 points.  Now I’m starting to think I’m unde…[Read more]

  • Ben replied to the topic Named crew based on users in the forum Pirates CSG 3 months ago

    I think JW is mostly referring to your vast number of custom ships created when he talks about carpentry and architecture.

    Ah, that makes more sense.  For me it’s more imagination than actual physical work; the carpentry part would apply more to you than me since I haven’t physically made any of my customs.

  • Ben replied to the topic Pirates CSG League in the forum Pirates CSG 3 months ago

    I have similar worries, but the discussion on the FB group seems to think that the Banshee’s Cry is the most OP thing in the game. Of course it possibly is along with mermaids and I proposed a league wide draft; participants would be able to chose 10 ships they could build their 60 point fleet with for the duration of a league season. Once they c…

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  • Ben replied to the topic The eBay Sales thread in the forum Pirates CSG 3 months ago

    Those 5 masters were all nail biters! We snagged the Celtic for around 60. I think the Zeus went for around 90$, and surprisingly the Delusion sold for more than a Baochuan both between 20-40 I think. I feel like the community truly showed what these ships are worth since the bidding started so low.

    Nice.  It’s bizarre to not know what stuff went…[Read more]

  • Ben replied to the topic Named crew based on users in the forum Pirates CSG 3 months ago

    Nice!  I definitely can’t do carpentry or architecture.  XD  The AA ability is fitting though given my endless strategizing in VASSAL campaign games and how much I’ve used the ability in those same games.

    The word “attitude” is subjective in the flavor text for Xerecs’ crew, but I’ve always found him to be an incredibly good sport.  The abi…[Read more]

  • Ben replied to the topic Pirates CSG League in the forum Pirates CSG 3 months ago

    I won’t be able to realistically participate but it sounds like a cool idea!  Some of the unreleased stuff looks really good and/or fun.  My biggest worry is that UPS fleets would dominate too much so the best fleets would look very similar.

  • whoooaaa that sounded freaking awesome!!!!! I didn’t know you played~~~ HYPE!

    Thanks!!  😀  Couldn’t get a perfect recording but decided to just go with it.

    PS: Bet you didn’t expect that!  XD  No I am not back yet.  😀  Officer Training Command Newport is on holiday stand-down until the night of January 5th, so luckily I have a little bit of…[Read more]

  • I bid thee farewell (for now)…

    If you ever get bored with Pirates CSG or feel it needs more “fresh” content, please take a long look at the massive quantity of stuff here on the site.  Especially when you really delve into the categories, tags, Rankings, videos, podcasts, and Battle Reports, the quantity is staggering.  Just because it seems “o…[Read more]

  • The idea of making a Pirates CSG named crew based on someone from the online community was the topic of some of my first posts on Miniature Trading.  I don’t have time to make any right now but at least now the thread is out there. (if you make any, no drama please)

  • Ben replied to the topic The eBay Sales thread in the forum Pirates CSG 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    10 master alert!  5 total being bid on now, though soon to be 4 punched ones.

  • Ben replied to the topic News and Updates Thread in the forum Pirates CSG 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    New .xlsx version of the Master Spreadsheet on the homepage.  Corrections: Oarsmen>Oarsman in RV UL, fixed ability text for Homemade Flag (both versions of SM).

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